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Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite
PlanetR from: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 23, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Overall a Nice Place
We spent 4 nights here during the week. We checked in and found our room with a leaky refrigerator, locked safe and food crumbs on the floor. I immediately contacted front desk and a guy came with towels to mop up the water in the freezer... I informed him that I wasn't cleaning up the mess. When we realized safe was locked I tried to again phone the front desk only to get voice mail. I marched down to desk in a not very happy mood and asked to speak to the manager on duty. His name was Terry and he found another room and we repacked up and moved down the hall. Terry personally checked to make sure the room was in operating condition. He also comped a breakfast for all the aggravation which we appreciated. The room was quiet and we slept well There was a huge wedding party towards the end of our stay...yes during Covid. I saw lots of these folks not following the mask protocols and was not pleased to see this being ignored. The grounds are nice, restaurant is good...get Patrick to wait on you, he's a great guy! Only suggestion is to put a mirror in the room. Only mirror is in the bathroom and this isn't helpful for putting on make up while someone else is using the facilities. Despite a rocky start we had a great time. I would consider staying again.
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 22, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Relaxing and Reconnecting
Rush Creek Lodge has every amenity needed to reconnect and focus on what’s important. They also have safety measures in place to take the edge off any anxiety during these times. I definitely recommend this hotel as it’s next to the west entrance and provides many activities onsite and to visit Yosemite.
Published Date: Oct, 19, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
My favorite type of glamping
My husband and I stayed at Rush Creek for 2 nights and really enjoyed our accommodation. Everything that went into the lodge and activities were thoughtfully planned. We had initially booked our stay a few days prior and did not realized that with the new covid regulations we had to make a reservation to actually go into Yosemite park. Even though the lodge sits right outside of the park our main reason for staying there was to actually see Yosemite. So we talked to one of the staff and immediately booked a self-guided bike excursion with Jesse to enter the park without any hassle! Even though my husband and I had other plans and ways of exploring Yosemite, I do not regret ever doing it this way and we highly recommend absorbing Yosemite by bike. Shoutout to Jesse, our driver and bike enthusiast (who actually put together this excursion), thank you for the ending our tour at El Capitan and bringing back our love for bouldering.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Published Date: Oct, 18, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Can't wait to come back!
We loved our short stay at Rush Creek and can't wait to come back. The property is gorgeous and we loved all the thoughtful touches in the design and amenities. We loved all the fire pits and nightly s'mores! The activities desk was extremely helpful at helping us plan our trip, especially valuable since it was our first time and we only had two days and wanted to see as much as possible. They gave us great summaries to take with us of things to do on each day and super helpful maps.
The close proximity to the park entrance (one mile) and only 18 miles to the valley floor makes it a great option if you're not staying in the park itself.
- Rooms: 5
- Value: 5
- Service: 5
jenniferhongc from: San Francisco, California
Published Date: Oct, 17, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Perfect for families
Stayed for 3 nights over Indigenous People's weekend with our two boys, ages 10 and 12.
PROS: Great resort layout, large pool, proximity to Yosemite entrance, good food/drinks at the restaurant, glass blowing class (a must do!), spacious room and bathroom, game room, free s'mores every night, zipline and giant slide for the kids, Peloton bikes, first floor has a room with coin laundry, microwaves, ice machine.
CONS: Horrible wi-fi, sheets felt like crinkle paper and beds are so squeaky, no social distancing, hardly any guests in masks, restaurant service was very slow, tiny fitness center, $$$.
OVERALL: I would definitely stay here again if we couldn't stay in the park, or if we were coming with friends and family.
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 4